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Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
These Nepali girls know what we in the U.S. seem to have forgotten: that it doesn't require money to be happy

Seven years ago today I strapped on a backpack and boarded a plane for six months of traveling around the world. I was exhausted from months of planning, but bursting with...

RIP Google Reader July 1, 2013

Google recently announced that they are shutting down Google Reader on July 1, 2013. Reader is a popular rss (really simple syndication) service that allows users to see which of their...

Author, Barbara Weibel, at Agua Azul Waterfall in Chiapas, Mexico

I am sitting in a Panera Restaurant in Atlanta, chowing down a Caersar’s Salad and bowl of creamy tomato soup, trying to figure out why I am so depressed. In late...

They told me it couldn’t be done. They said, at age 54, with no portfolio or clips of previously published work, I couldn’t possibly break into travel writing. Fortunately, I am...

Parroquia (parish church), from the main square in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Dave Bouskill and Deb Corbeil, photographers and travel writers at The Planet D, invited me to participate in a fun travel blogger exercise called “My 7 Links.” The goal of the...

Since starting Hole In The Donut in late 2006, I’ve received several awards and my site has risen significantly in the ranks of travel blogging. Well, now it’s time to take...